BALLYBODEN St Enda’s recovered for a tricky opening to emphatically overcome Kilmacud Crokes by double scores in their Dublin U16 A’ Football Championship Final at Parnell Park last Saturday afternoon.
Scorers - Ballyboden St Enda’s: C Byrne 2-5 (0-1f), J Murphy, A Mellett 1-0, K Weldon, R McGarry 0-3, M Dunne 0-2, J Madden 0-1.
Kilmacud Crokes: P Flaherty 1-1, P Leonard 1-0, M Barry (1f), N Nolan 0-2, D O’Brien, P O’Reilly 0-1 each.
Ballyboden St Enda’s: J Kelly; C Ryan, L Corcoran, D Byrne; A Coffey, H Keller, K Sweeney; J Holland, J Madden; K Welson, J Murphy, M Dunne; A Mellett, C Byrne, R McGarry. Subs: C Lynch for Weldon (51), C Barton for Madden (52), T Deane for Dunne and G Morrell for Coffey (56), E Monahan for Murphy and D Walsh for Ryan (59).
Kilmacud Crokes: N Murray; J Keating, S Dunbarr, D Dagg; P Leonard, B Carr, E Comerford; P O’Reilly, N Nolan; A Kelly, D O’Brien, S Conroy; R Hayes, P Flaherty, M Barry. Subs: E Barr for Conroy (20), E Higgins for Kelly and R Donnelly for Barry (51), E Blakely for Keating (53), C Ryan for Comerford (56), C Moran for Hayes (59).
Mentors - Ballyboden St Enda’s: John Byrne, Brian Weldon, Donal Monahan, Lima Carter, Paul Shiels. Kilmacud Crokes: Robert Behan, Cuán Ó Flaharta, John O’Callaghan.
REF - Mark Ryan (St Patrick’s Palmerstown)
Wides - Ballyboden St Enda’s: 16 (9+7) Kilmacud Crokes: 3 (1+2)
Conditions: A damp and blustery day in Donnycarney.
Player of the Game: Cillian Byrne (Ballyboden St Enda’s)